How To: Use a Phillips-Head Screwdriver

A few simple tips can help the average do-it-yourselfer to use a Phillips-head screwdriver more effectively.

When you’re using a Phillips-head screwdriver, make sure that you’re not doing it the hard way. Here’s how. Be sure you’re using the right size screwdriver. The tip should fit snugly into the screw head. If it’s too small, it could mangle the head and make the screw impossible to drive. Never use slotted-head drivers for Phillips-head screws. You’ll damage the screw and the driver.

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